• Wilderness First Aid Tips for Camping and Hiking

    Going Camping? Wilderness First Aid Tips

    | 11 Apr 2017

    When we ask people why they’re completing First Aid training with us, often they’re keen campers or hikers and want some wilderness First Aid advice in case something should go awry when they’re possibly hours or days away from help. The risks are magnified when you’re in dense bush and a location without a mobile […]

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  • First Aid Knowledge Saves Lives by Understanding When to Call an Ambulance

    First Aid Knowledge Helps You Decide When to Call An Ambulance…

    | 17 Mar 2017

    … and Keeps The Emergency Services for Real Emergencies We all expect and deserve that when we need an ambulance for a life-threatening emergency, we get one. And that it arrives in time to save our life. But with the growth in Victoria’s residents and the ageing of our population, the strain on the health […]

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  • Is There a First Aid Certificate Expiry Date?

    | 28 Feb 2017

    We often get asked about the date of First Aid certificate expiry, and the response we give varies. Firstly, your First Aid certificate doesn’t quite ‘expire’, but it does need to be refreshed at regular intervals to ensure the information is current and reflects best practice. The Australian Resuscitation Council, a panel of experts for […]

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  • First Aid Checklist

    Your First Aid Checklist for Back to Work

    | 30 Jan 2017

    As the saying goes, if you fail to plan you plan to fail. Without doubt, this also applies to First Aid in the workplace. At a minimum, your business needs to be compliant with the Worksafe Compliance Code for First Aid in the Workplace if you are in Victoria. Regulations require employers to provide a […]

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  • First Aid in Schools Training

    Kids Learn to Save Lives – Manningham Leader

    | 16 Jan 2017

    Students at Doncaster Primary School were lucky enough to have had the 175,000th student trained in First Aid in Victoria in 2016 as we hit our target for the year. Trainer was on hand to teach students like Georgie and Lee the fundamentals of how to save a life, part of the free First Aid […]

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  • Youths Learn Life Saving Skills – Moreland Leader

    | 25 Oct 2016

    As part of International Restart a Heart Day, Grade 5 & 6 students at St Paul’s Primary School in Coburg were taught CPR. The Moreland Leader were on hand and prepared this article on the session:

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  • Skills Training A Life-Saver – Monash Leader


    As part of Restart a Heart Day on 18 October, St John held an event to teach those in our local area of Mount Waverley vital CPR skills at our CPR Lab deployment. Monash Leader wrote a feature on the event:

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  • The Age Feature on St John Trainer Marcelle Mangan

    | 16 Oct 2016

    Journalist Josh Jennings from The Age joined one of First Aid trainer Marcelle’s classes for the day and gained much insight into the learning experience we provide at St John. The article also gave some background on the career of a First Aid Trainer – in particular what it takes to become a Trainer with St […]

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  • Blues Welcome Defib Machine – North Central Review

    | 11 Oct 2016

    As part of the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program by the Victorian Government, St John Ambulance Victoria are providing AEDs for a range of local clubs in need of this life saving equipment. On the day we delivered training showing members of Kilmore Cricket Club how to use the Defib, the North Central […]

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  • What You Learn Here Could One Day Save A Life – Weekend Notes

    | 05 Oct 2016

    Motivated by an upcoming camping trip, Gayle Beveridge completed a training course with us at St John Ambulance and found it an extremely valuable opportunity to learn some life saving skills. She put together an extremely comprehensive review on the Weekend Notes website: You can read the review in full at Weekend Notes here.  

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